Appreciation towards LYCS Architecture for providing the following description:
The project for the TianTai County ChiCheng Second Primary School strives for a unique design that will serve as a model school which provides a beautiful environment for the cultivation of knowledge, culture, physical fitness, art and ethics for elementary school children. The design focuses on the relationship between architecture and site, site and city, form and function. Because of the very small area given, the 200m running track was projected onto the roof level, giving an additional 3000+ sqm of usable area on the ground as well as the oval shape of the school building, creating a sense of inward-ness and security for the students. Lifting the running track also allows for a total project height of 4 floors instead of 5 as originally required, creating a more harmonious relationship between the new school and the surrounding urban context. Lastly, the building was twisted about 15 degrees, creating smaller pockets of space between the site wall and the exterior envelope. The project’s ambition lies in creating a school that raises the level of educational facilities in the area, and a place that the residents of TianTai will be proud of.
About LYCS Architecture LYCS Architecture, based in Hangzhou, China was founded in 2010. The firm engages in cutting-edge architectural design as a pioneer of cultural and creative industries in China and internationally. The firm is committed to both the ever-evolving demands of architectural design theory and practice as a function of our society. LYCS invest in the critical issues of building design, urban development, and construction in China. and the design demands that an innovative design synthesis requires for international quality. The firm is currently developing designs for high-end residential pro- jects, five-star hotels, high-end clubs, energy efficient and innovative commercial buildings, ecologically sensitive urban landscape plans, galleries and as such. These projects are located throughout China, including Beijing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Sanya, Shanghai, Jiaxing, and others. LYCS Architecture’s designs were awarded the 2011 Azure Architecture Award, 2011 International Modern Decoration Media Award, 2010 French CA’ASI “New Chinese Architectural Design Award”, 2008 VELUX International Architectural Design Competition Silver, to name a few. The firm was also invited in the International Architecture Exhibition at the 12th la Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy.
About Founding Principal
RUAN Hao received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University School of Architecture. He also holds a M.Arch and B.Arch degree of architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing and was one of the youngest Visiting Fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he later taught with Wang Shu. He currently teaches at China Academy of Art School of Architecture.Prior to founding LYCS Architecture in 2010, Ruan has worked in SHoP Architects in New York, Wang shu Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou and Preston Scott Cohen Inc in Cambridge. Ruan is also an architecture critic with writings published by AREA, Time Architecture, Daylight and Architecture, World Architecture and Art4D. He was one of the authors of “Design for China”. Ruan was honored as the youngest “Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leaders” in Seoul 2006, and “Goldman Sachs Global Leaders” in New York 2005.
项目地点： 中国 浙江 天台
设计团队： 阮昊 ，Gary He，詹远 , 金善亮，陈利娜
项目时间： 2012年（设计） 2013年（施工）
项目面积： 10190.36 平方米
Project name:Tian Tai County ChiCheng No.2 Primary School
Architecture design:LYCS Architecture
Location:Tiantai, Zhejiang, China
Project Team:Gary He, Ruan Hao, Zhan yuan, JIN Shanliang, Chen Lina
Project Period:Design 2012, Construction 2013
Images:Courtesy of LYCS Architecture
Architect of Record:Zhejiang University Urban Research & Design Institute